Kentucky Wesleyan College continues to receive accolades with recognition as one of the top five colleges/universities in the South by College Consensus, a unique new college ratings system that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews. To identify the Best Regional Colleges-South 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college rankings with thousands of student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, “Like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy-to-understand scores, so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak.”
“Kentucky Wesleyan is very pleased to be ranked in the top five in the South, and we plan to continue to climb,” said President Barton D. Darrell. “This ranking is important because it not only used performance and objective qualitative measures, but it also investigated the people who chose the ‘Wesleyan Way’ and determined how it rewarded them. After all, that is why we do what we do. I am so happy for our terrific faculty, staff, trustees, churches and supporters who made this recognition possible.
“I am also happy for, and grateful to, the Owensboro community. This is a tribute to the Owensboro/Daviess County ‘family,’ who recognize the importance of welcoming and including our students who come from around the nation and other countries. Owensboro is a significant part of a Wesleyan education.”
The Top 10 Best Regional Colleges in the South include:
1. University of Mobile, Mobile, Ala.
2. Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla.
3. Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Ala.
4. University of South Carolina-Aiken, Aiken, S.C.
5. Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Ky.
6. Lander University, Greenwood, S.C.
7. High Point University, High Point, N.C.
8. Barton College, Wilson, N.C. (TIE)
University of South Carolina-Upstate, Spartanburg, S.C. (TIE)
10. Newberry College, Newberry, S.C.
In September 2017, Kentucky Wesleyan was ranked No. 8 in the South as a Best Regional College by U.S. News & World Report, a jump of five places from 2016. The College was also ranked as the third best Regional College in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News and World Report. Princeton Review recognized Kentucky Wesleyan in August 2017 as a “Best in the Southeast” school for the 14th consecutive year.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a United Methodist-related four-year institution in Owensboro with a strong reputation for a rigorous academic environment and vibrant campus life experience.